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Treatment of cardiac tumors by robotic surgery

Cardiac tumors are described as abnormal growths in the heart or cardiac valve tissue. Tumors originating from the heart’s tissue are actually not common. Tumors developed in the heart as a result of cancer spreading to the heart from the organ where it started (metastasis) and the masses formed directly from the heart’s tissue are different. Metastasis-induced tumors are 20 to 40 times more common. Metastatic cardiac tumors are more common in lung cancer, lymphoma, leukemia, breast cancer, and esophageal cancer. Involvement occurs most often in the pericardium which surrounds the heart. Then, metastases to the myocardium, or cardiac muscle, can be seen. Sometimes melanoma and rarely sarcomas, which are soft tissue cancers, can spread to the cardiac muscle through the blood. The most common symptom in cardiac tumors is excessive fluid accumulation in the heart sac, which is called pericardial effusion. Primary tumors are tumors that occur within the

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Bypass operations without cracking the breastbone (sternum)

Bypass operations without cracking the breastbone (sternum) In coronary bypass surgeries that are usually performed with open technique, the operation process has become more comfortable for patients with the introduction of robotic surgery in cardiac surgery in recent years. The biggest advantage of bypass surgery with the Da Vinci robot is that healing is very fast because a very small incision is made during the operation. Prof. Dr. İhsan Bakır, Robotic Heart Surgery Specialist from Istanbul Medical Faculty Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, explained the importance of robotic surgery in the surgical treatment of vascular occlusion. In robotic surgery, an endoscopic camera is sent into the rib cage through several small incisions and the surgeon performs the surgery by directing the robotic arms on the console with the perfect view coming to the console. Even the smallest detail can be seen since the image is enlarged 20 times. Robotic arms can

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